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Haryana to Develop Big Lakes in Gurugram District to Improve Groundwater Level

Mapping will also be carried out for the development of such lakes

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In this direction, the new lakes will be developed in various hill areas like Kasan and Kukdaula and the Damdama Lake's restoration will also be carried out as it is near extinction. Pixabay

To improve the groundwater level in Haryana, the state government will develop big lakes in Gurugram district, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday.

In this direction, the new lakes will be developed in various hill areas like Kasan and Kukdaula and the Damdama Lake’s restoration will also be carried out as it is near extinction.

Mapping will also be carried out for the development of such lakes, Khattar said.

Khattar was speaking at a function to mark the government’s flagship programme Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Gurugram.

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To improve the groundwater level in Haryana, the state government will develop big lakes in Gurugram district. Pixabay

Emphasising the storage of rainwater, the Chief Minister said big lakes could be developed in the foothills of the hilly areas falling in the district.

The Chief Minister said the aim of Jal Shakti Abhiyan is to conserve water in the monsoon season.

Under this campaign, 4,000 ponds will be rejuvenated in the state.

Apart from this, rainwater harvesting systems will be installed in 1,000 schools and 1.5 lakh soak pits will be made in the rural areas by the Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Departments.

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Apart from this, 100 borewells in every district, which are not being used, will also be used as recharge-wells. (IANS)

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Facebook Alerts People to Vote on Maharashtra, Haryana Poll Day

Google has also introduced a series of steps to urge the netizens and first-time users in the country to register to vote in the country

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FILE - The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, March 29, 2018. VOA

Facebook on Monday activated its election notification feature for India, requesting people to go out and vote for their candidates in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls and post that they have voted.

Voting started in Maharashtra for the 288-Assembly constituencies, while over 1.83 crore voters in BJP-ruled Haryana are to cast their votes to elect the 90-member legislative Assembly.

Facebook began sending notifications from the morning to its over 300 million users in India, saying “get information about voting and share that you’ve voted.”

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The social networking giant in April joined other social media companies in a voluntary code of ethics for the elections with the Election Commission of India (ECI).

It included measures like a dedicated communications channel for notice and take down after receiving valid legal order, processing of valid requests in the blackout period ahead of voting and voter education efforts.

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

“Facebook recently launched two new products in India to help people learn about issues they care about and engage with candidates and elected officials in meaningful ways,” Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan said in a blog post.

“Candidate Connect” is designed to give voters accurate information and help people learn more about different candidates.

“Share You Voted” lets people share with friends that they’ve cast their ballots in the elections.

“The products have been customised, based on what we’ve learned from local research, including the community’s desire to hear directly from their candidates,” said Mohan.

Google has also introduced a series of steps to urge the netizens and first-time users in the country to register to vote in the country. (IANS)